Logitech Kinetik 15.4 Backpack
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I travel full time and my old backpack had a laptop section and then a cavernous main storage space where I could place all my gadgets and smaller hardware devices (I'm a network engineer, so I need things like spare network cables, a small network switch, and other small gear like that, as well as the ever-present wireless mouse, power brick for my laptop and a drawstring pouch big enough to carry my iPod essentials).
There are many little pouches and slits/slots for paperwork-style stuff or binders, but the only real place to keep my bulky gadgets is in the netted pocket on the lower portion of the inside of the shell. This works well enough, but because all of this weight is distributed to the front of the backpack, it has a tendency to tip over forwards when set down (even with the laptop providing counterbalance in the middle-back section of the backpack). This sort of defeats the advertised free-standing feature of this backpack. I found myself having to lean it against something or brace it in some way to keep it from falling over when not slung over my shoulder. It behaved better when fully opened and unloaded of my bulky gear, but even then it would tip forwards sometimes.
Another problem is that in order to access anything inside of the main compartments, you have to pretty much unzip it all the way, because the stiff exo-shell prevents any attempts for quick access.Read more ›
Multimedia wise it was designed with you in mind: the pocket for the MP3 player (I have Classic iPod) is roomy and is located in one of the shoulder straps. This allows you to access your player without having to take your backpack off. In my opinion - very smart and humane idea.
However.... with all my kudos to the makers of this great backpack, I have to mention one flaw. The outer shell is nice a matte but is very easily scratched. It takes a light tangential bump into a furniture or a wall or somebody's backpack (especially if you are a student, as I am) to leave a scratch. The worst part is - all the scratches come out white. Very annoying. I am starting to think I will need some stickers to cover those ugly scratches... or maybe some shoe polish.
Other than that - I love this backpack.
Well, I will say that it does fit into the padded compartment, just barely. It's Tight going in, and a bit tighter coming out. It may not be the safest way to carry a 17 inch laptop, being so tight, but it works for me.
The shoulder compartment for the MP3 played won't quite fit a 4th gen Ipod, but does make a nice stash spot for Jump drives, dongles and the such. All and all, it gives enough room for the laptop, power supply, mouse, A couple notebooks. a binder, and various odds and end.
The hidden compartment on the back is big enough for passports and (folded) traveling papers. The bag packed full will fit into most all carry on size check cages. Although, security will have fun making you clear out all the half hidden pockets.
The bag is well balanced, has a good amount of support, and comfortable for travel. The scuffing mentioned elsewhere is a real issue. The shell coating seems to be neoprene. For anyone who hasn't used a neoprene in the past, it is awesome in that is nigh impossible to put a permanent mark on. However, it also gets temporary marks easily. With the right amount of elbow grease and water, (or mostly any other non-astringent cleaner) you can get almost any mark out. All and all I am happy with my purchase.
That is till I came across the Kintek. It offer amazing protection. The Exo-shell is just amazing. It's rigid enough to withstand hard impacts(or punches) but shows some very subtle signs of flexing(which is a good thing in my opinion). My only gripe with the backpack is that it doesn't have a pouch on the side for water bottles which I use often.
The bag also offers so much space in such a small package; Every part of this bag is used to effectively that I wish I could purchase several of these bags for if/when this one becomes destroyed.
I simply love this bag and can only wonder why Logitech doesn't offer it on their website.
If Batman were to use a backpack, he'd use a Logitech Kinetik.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the unique design
and it had plenty of space
1. like many wrote before me, the plastic back tends to get scratched up and they don't come out... Read more
Excellent. Little bit expensive when you get it at full price...but love it with so much space and look professionnal.Published on November 16, 2013 by Michel Hereish
I have the Samsonite one (out of stock now, but it is pictured still here ([...]). Used it for 6 years almost daily. One-three times a year I just washed it in the machine. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by vasiliy vlassov
I am thoroughly pleased with this back pack. It fits well on the shoulders. Plenty of compartments. Big enough to easily hold 2 laptops with room to spare. Read morePublished on March 9, 2011 by davidh1321
Pros. The functionality and the protection is phenomenal. Very comfortable to wear over long periods of time. The padding is awesome. Looks great too.
Cons. Read more
When I bought it, I did not expect it to be so big. Before you buy it, be sure to see the size, and think about what you will use it for. Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by Alexsis
Best laptop backpack for the buck.
There are other hard-shelled packs out there, but much
The hard outer-shell provides GREAT protection. Read more
I have this bags for almost 6 months now and it had been a really great bag.
I was looking for a job and travelled all around the country with all kind of stuff loaded... Read more